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Shelbyville in Shelby County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Shelbyville Fountain

 
 
Shelbyville Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
1. Shelbyville Fountain Marker
Inscription.  This fountain was purchased jointly in 1895 by city and county from J. L. Mott Iron Works, New York. It was erected at intersection of Fifth and Main Sts. upon the completion of Shelbyville's first public water works. Moved in 1914 to public square to clear the street after construction of new courthouse. Figure chosen for top of fountain is "Atlantis" pattern.
 
Erected 1991 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1379.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public Work. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1895.
 
Location. 38° 12.651′ N, 85° 12.94′ W. Marker is in Shelbyville, Kentucky, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of Midland Trail (U.S. 60) and 5th Street, on the right when traveling east on Midland Trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shelbyville KY 40065, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Founder Capt. William Shannon (here, next to
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this marker); The Blockhouse / Martin's Raid (a few steps from this marker); Squire Boone's Station, 1779 (a few steps from this marker); Shelby County WWI Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); Shelby County, 1792 (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky 1806 Return of Expedition / Death of Meriwether Lewis (within shouting distance of this marker); Reconstruction in America / Lynching of Reuben Dennis (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lynching in America / Lynching of Sam Pulliam (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shelbyville.
 
Also see . . .  Shelbyville Fountain. From ShelbyKY Tourism Commission & Visitors Bureau. (Submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Shelbyville Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
2. Shelbyville Fountain Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 195 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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